|Finally there are some movement on this bird shawl.|
That over expensive kit with only notes to guide me through. The main problem was the chart - or the lack of it. Two patterns were included with very small symbols. I had to put that awful chart together myself and that ended up in copying and gluing for hours. I will not even think about the words that came to mind then...
Anyway, after finishing my shining star shawl I found out that my bird shawl needed a new go. And that I had to come up with a new way of knitting it.
Sometimes the brain works in mysterious ways. This idea to remake the pattern repeats in excel made it all work. Since I worked in excel on the shawl mentioned I knew how to do it. No problem, it did not even take long to do it. The pattern was now readable without a magnifying glass and I divided the shawl into pattern repeats with stitch markers.
|Original chart on left, my glued chart in the middle and on the right my excel chart.|
I have also given my carbon needles a go as I knit on 2mm. I did not like them previously because of that metal end, but now they work just perfect. Much better to knit with than ordinary 2mm needles.
I have ordered some extra colors from Holst yarn. I need more colors to choose from and I want a bigger shawl than the pattern calls for. Oh yeah, there will be birds flying out from my needles now.
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it
The Stitch Story
Yarn: From a kit, and Holst garn
Pattern: Bird Shawl
My Ravelry Page: Spreading My Wings
|Yarn and pattern before I started.|